Painter Nguyen Van Tam (left) and Head of the Vietnamese delegation to UNESCO, Ambassador Duong Van Quang, at the exhibition
Painter Tam created his own ‘galbisme’ style in 1997, in which he produces his works on a curved canvas to create interesting visual effects, encourage the viewers’ imagination and promote different explanations from each visitor.
Speaking at the opening on February 25, head of the Vietnamese delegation to UNESCO, Ambassador Duong Van Quang, praised the 88-year-old painter’s creativity, saying that the exhibition introduces a new form of abstract painting developed by the painter and he hopes Tam’s style will spread among French artists in the next 20 years.
Nguyen Van Tam was born in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1924. He began studying fine art in Paris in 1946 and has demonstrated his talent in various fields including fashion, media, design and advertising.
The exhibition will last until March 14.